Light is Loud A Sound Driven LED Suit

  • Artur Aguiar Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA, USA
  • Bryan Malyn Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA, USA
  • Evan Lobeto Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA, USA
  • Steve Harrison Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA, USA
Keywords: Design

Abstract

We approach performance as fundamentally a hybrid situ- ation: that performer and technology are united in a post- phenomenological embrace. Light is Loud takes this as a starting point: the form of the performer is subsumed into an array of lights that takes the temporal shape of a self- referential text. The loss of the human form in the piece be- comes a critical statement on the ambiguity of hybridity.

In a completely darkened space, a figure with some strips of LEDs speaks a short poem overtly on the nature of “loud”. While the title of the piece, Light is Loud, suggests “daz- zling”, the effect is a meditation on the nature of quiet. 

Published
2015-10-05
How to Cite
Aguiar, A., Malyn, B., Lobeto, E., & Harrison, S. (2015). Light is Loud A Sound Driven LED Suit. Aarhus Series on Human Centered Computing, 1(1), 2. https://doi.org/10.7146/aahcc.v1i1.21320